Starting the new year with a big kitchen design remodel can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. Between deciding the color scheme, the types of kitchen appliances, and the cabinetry, knowing the types of trends that are in style can help narrow down your choices. With 2019 well underway, Appliance Educator is looking forward to the emerging trends in kitchen design.
The All-White Look is Evolving
To start things off, the minimal, clean white look is no longer a focus when it comes to kitchen design. Instead, matte black appliances are taking over the kitchen—Black is the “it” color for 2019. Whether it be a matte black range hood, refrigerator or oven, matte black appliances are adding contrast to more traditional styled kitchens. If you’re wanting to pull your kitchen look together, try installing some captivating matte black appliances.
in addition to all black design, there is a lot being done with stark, contrasting colors. From deep, dramatic purples, to soft and supple brass and rose golds, more and more kitchen’s are incorporating a strong contrast piece to the light and white elements of the kitchen. The typical all-white farmhouse look with distressed ship lap is getting more personal (and more personality) with the inclusion of strong contrasting color and texture throughout the kitchen design.
Bid Farewell to the Basic Farmhouse
This year, vintage and reclaimed wood styles will continue to add class and comfortability to any kitchen. In addition to focusing on the natural look through the use of wood, various stones and bricks are starting to take over kitchen designs. A more natural and homier feel is the go-to aesthetic for 2019 kitchens. The evolution of the kitchen as an extension of your home and personality continues to develop, with personal curation and hand picked design becoming more and more common. Overall design trends are moving away from a universal look and feel and instead towards contrasting, complementing, and curating textures and colors around a focal showcase pattern, color, or centerpiece.
Wether you are piecing together your own dream farmhouse look or upgrading various pieces from previous styles (or decades) focus on the unique personality pieces of the kitchen and how bold contrast can elevate existing elements. The common white subway tile backsplash can be offset with moody hardwoods, oil-rubbed bronze appliances, or sleek glass and metal fixtures. The end result is something personal, unique, and striking as opposed to the all-white cookie cutter kitchens of yesteryear. That kitschy kitchen tile or funky lighting setup may be one of your kitchens inherent charms, waiting in the rough. By focusing on a design driven by contrast, you can accentuate and enliven the quirks of your kitchen space to become the stand outs of your unique design. In 2019 it is all about personal curation and personality.
Modern Convenience Meets Warm & Cozy
Another kitchen trend that has surfaced for 2019 is the use of different kitchen sinks—and we’re not just talking aesthetics. Although different looks are playing a huge part in this trend, like hammered copper or rugged sandstone, it is much more than that. In 2019, we are optimizing our kitchen sinks’ functions by adding cutting boards, coasters, pot holders, and other miscellaneous kitchen essentials. Whether you’re trying to save space or give your kitchen a look like never before, unique sinks like these will do the trick.
When it comes to functionality, another kitchen trend that is here to stay is the use of digital and high-tech appliances. Why have a regular coffee maker when yours could be Wi-Fi enabled and have your cappuccino ready by the time you’re out of bed? Consumers are choosing these complex appliances to help alleviate their various time stressors in the kitchen. They are even evolving from big wine fridges to restaurant-quality single pour preservation systems. One bottle just isn’t enough when you can have an entire flight poured for you with the touch of a button. Anything from motion censored lights to smart fridges are must-have appliances for your new 2019 kitchen to make your life more efficient and easier.
Cabinets, Storage, and Space
After deciding the style of your kitchen, the next difficult step can be picking out the perfect shade of cabinetry or the most durable material to hold all your kitchen items. In 2019, open shelving and iron cabinetry is being used to really open up a kitchen and tie everything together. Whether you use them as decorative pieces for your kitchen design or use them for storage of kitchen appliances, they are sure to be a trendy focal point of your new kitchen.
In design terms, the cabinets take up a similar amount of real estate as the wall and flooring. With such a large space, the cabinetry is a great way to create contrast or cohesion in a design while accommodating the practical task of freeing up surface space and framing the sight lines of the kitchen. Many leading appliance brands allow for panel ready and panel included designs in addition to myriad color ways and textures. Incorporating appliances and cabinets allows for a great diversity in design choices when mixing and matching with other elements.
Designing for 2019 and Beyond
Overall, don’t let the amount of choices for kitchen designs overwhelm you. This year is full of various trendy options to give you that perfect kitchen remodel you have been dreaming of. If you use these popular 2019 trends for reference, you are sure to stray away from the stress and feelings of being overwhelmed and stay focused on the fun and excitement of having a new kitchen.